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A selfie moment- Prof. Peter Mbithi, Vice-chancellor, University of Nairobi, takes photos with first year students during the orientation.

The University of Nairobi Vice-chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, has challenged first year students to make the right choices in life.

“For most of you, University is the first real experience of freedom; freedom of intellect, freedom of expression and all manner of other attendant freedoms,” he said. “I urge you to exercise this freedom responsibly,” he said. “ Ultimately, your own actions will make or break you.  Choose today which master to serve.”
In his address to the new students, Prof. Mbithi gave an inspiring speech, calling on the new students to follow their dreams.
“Do not chase other people’s dreams, make choices that will make you happy, choose to tear the script, chart your own course and discover new shores,” said Prof. Mbithi. “Do not settle for less for you are neither sons nor daughters of a lesser God. If you choose to work hard and work smart, a world of endless opportunities will unfold before your very own eyes. You can be somebody you want to be and you can choose to be, anything that you want. You can dream big and reap big here at the University of Nairobi.”
During the orientation, the freshers were sensitized on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, drug abuse, and other aspects that are part of students’ lifestyle.  The students were urged by the administrators to concentrate on their studies and engage in positive extra-curricular activities. The students who reported on September 4, 2017, are registered in Colleges of: Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences, Education and External Studies. First years admitted to the College of Health Sciences will report on Monday, October 2, 2017, while those of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will report on Monday, January 8, 2018.
The orientation week assists the students settle down and adjust to the new life with ease.  Some of the officials who addressed the students included the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Registrars from Central Administration Divisions, Director, Security and Safety Services, Director, Centre for International Programmes and Links, Director, University Advancement, Director, Corporate Affairs, Director, Board of Common Undergraduate Courses, Director, Information Communication & Technology Centre, Director, Library and Information Sciences, Dean of Students, Special Students Advisor, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Director, Students Welfare Authority and Managing Director, University of Nairobi Enterprises Services.
The University congratulates and welcomes all the students who have been selected for various degree programmes at this premier university.
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